Hands-on design

Slick, clean and technically perfect images are easily achieved with the software available to today's digital artist, but the computer can sometimes seem a sterile and impersonal tool. Instead of sitting in front of the easel spending time painting with brush and paint, artists can create images using computer software in a relatively short time.

Although it has revolutionised the way we work, software cannot duplicate the randomness of a paint drip or leave a bristle hair on your canvas, and neither does it have a 'happy accident' tool. Sometimes a less slick and more 'edgy' image is what's needed. The best way to achieve this is to roll up your sleeves, dust off your forgotten tools, such as paints, brushes and a canvas, and adopt a far more hands-on approach.

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